The leader of al-Qaida took credit for the kidnapping of a 70-year-old American aid worker in Pakistan.
A foreign worker has accused the Israeli prime minister's wife, Sara Netanyahu, of mistreating and assaulting her.
The Miramar Sheraton Hotel is one of the jewels of Santa Monica.It sits astride a full block on Ocean Avenue and looks west, over thePalisades and the blue Pacific. Inside, there are lush gardens, aluxurious swimming pool and tanned guests who look as if they areemblems of Southern California.
The hotel is where President Clinton has often stayed duringvisits to Los Angeles.
And the Miramar Sheraton is the only Santa Monica hotel that isunionized.